World Cup stars show support after team kicked out because ‘girl looks like boy’

  • Omaha’s Azzuri Cachorros disqualified after complaint from public
  • Eight-year-old Mili Hernandez says she prefers to keep her hair short

From David Beckham’s mohican to Roberto Baggio’s ponytail, haircuts can define a footballer. So eight-year-old Mili Hernandez put thought into it before going to the hairdresser. “When my hair starts to grow I put it short because I’ve always had short hair,” she told WOWT 6 News. “I didn’t like my hair long.”

It was a decision that would get her and her team, Omaha’s Azzuri Cachorros, in trouble. Mili, who is good enough to play for the Under-11s, had helped the team to the final of the Springfield Soccer Club tournament. But four hours before kick-off on Sunday, the Azzuri Cachorros were disqualified after someone complained there was a boy on the team.

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